Tennis is a very popular sport. Everyone can play tennis from beginners to the pros. There are two primary types of tennis players. They can be classified according to their ability to hit the ball more than a backhand or forehand. Most times, tennis players struggle when they hit forehands due to the fact that they don’t know how to use the right muscles for their forehands or in the right order to hit powerful forehands. Likewise, tennis players also struggle with backhands due to the fact that they do not know enough about how to properly position themselves for a perfect backhand on the court. This is why these two essential areas of the game must to be addressed by those who want to be successful in the game.
The grip is the most critical aspect of an effective tennis swing. Many new players make the mistake of gripping the racket too tight or loose, and end up either not hitting the ball or making a poor contact or even having the racket fall off while they are swinging at the ball. By holding the racket in the correct way will provide you with the best chance to hit the ball in the right way every time.
Another important thing to remember is that your forehand swing path should be straight. As you get closer to the top of your follow-through, your forehand’s path should curve towards your top. This is known as cut shots or high arc. A hook with a low arc would have an natural wrist hinge and wrist extension. These aspects will affect the kind of shots you must be learning. If you are working on the bank shot technique the forehand swing is likely to curve towards the top as you get closer to the ball.
Always keep your shoulders in line with the ball whenever you swing. This will keep your shoulders in constant contact with the ball even as your arms are free to move. Remember that your shoulders should never move away from the socket or the racquet when you swing. It could make it extremely difficult to capture the ball when this occurs.
When you get close to the ball, make sure to rotate your arm from your side, not from your backside. Rotating your arms to the side could reduce your power and ability generate power. To allow your arm to rotate properly, you must be able to grip the club. A weak grip can be dangerous since it can cause you miss the ball or it can cause you to overextend your arm. This could lead to injury.
Another important aspect in the proper grip is the angle of your stance. The majority of tennis players are right-handed and have their right hand slung across the body. The left arm of newbies is often slung across their body. The majority of coaches suggest that you hold the club in a neutral grip or similar to a baseball position. A neutral grip will prevent you from hitting with an arm that isn’t dominant.
Tennis players with open stance forehand tend to have problems with their forearms. Forehand players with an open stance are more likely to have issues with their grip. This issue can be fixed by holding the racket with an upright grip. Tennis players with an open stance forehands should try to use a closed grip. This can be achieved by placing the racket on your skull, with your knees bent, and your elbows locked.
Tennis players who are non-dominant handed should swing the racket above their head and over their shoulders. The racket should be facing your crotch in case you are left handed and the racket should be pointing towards your waist if you’re left-handed. This will prevent the head-over-head swing or the under-shoulder swing from occurring. When you swing keep your wrists straight, and keep them down your hips so that you don’t give either side of your body any space to swing.